I will graduate from American University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While at American, I worked on re-engineering proteins for novel drug delivery systems. I served as the President of the DC Beta Chapter of the Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, where I developed my leadership and collaborative skills while preparing members for future careers as physicians. As a Special Category Volunteer in Child Life at Children’s National Medical Center, I was able to interact with patients to make their hospital stays more enjoyable. Some of my particular interests include regenerative medicine and pediatric innovations and treatments. After graduation, I plan to return to Boston and spend a year gaining relevant clinical experience before beginning medical school in 2017.